- loosely fitting breeches worn in the 16th and 17th cent.: later applied humorously to any loose breeches
- Brit., Dial. leggings or gaiters
Origin of galligaskinsaltered from French garguesque from Old French greguesque from Italian grechesca from Grechesca, Grecian (hence, origin, originally , “Grecian breeches”)
- Loosely fitting hose or breeches worn in the 1500s and 1600s.
- Loose trousers.
- Chiefly British Leggings.
Origin of galligaskinsPerhaps alteration (influenced by galley ) ( Gascon ) of French garguesques variant of greguesques from Spanish gregüescos from griego Greek from Latin Graecus ; see Greek .